LOCAL BAND RICKY AND THE HATS HIT THE O2 AND WALK AWAY WITH CASH, AWARDS AND A MASSIVE SMILE
By Rocolclough | Thursday, January 24, 2013, 16:53
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RICKY AND THE HATS receive £2,500 and beat 10,000 UK artists in "Open Mic UK" being
awarded 1st prize in their category and overall runners up.
Kent based Band, Ricky And The Hats performed
at IndigO2, Greenwich on Saturday 19th January 2013 in the Open Mic UK
competition and returned with some "nooooice" rewards! The band are
set to perform at some local festivals this year as well as recording and
filming their single, watch this space for more news on Ricky And The Hats and
follow the links bellow.
"Acts took to the stage at the IndigO2 in London in
front of a packed out crowd and a judging panel that included Radio 1's Annie Nightingale and Ras Kwame, Head of BGM's Michael King, Head of Future Music Chris Grayston, Kiss FM presenter Charlie Hedges, Director of The Agency Group Geoff Meall, James Meadows from
Universal, scout for Sony ATV and Atlantic Brian Mahoney andBen Price Head of
A&R at Future Music."
Ricky And The Hats receive "Best Original
Song Award" from Root 1 for "Sunny Weather"
"A great combo. Entertaining and a
pleasure to watch." (Charlie Hedges, Kiss FM)
Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale has previously
stated "I am as enthusiastic as always at discovering new music talent. I
look forward to hearing and seeing all the finalists, and will do my best to
encourage them on their way to an exciting and successful future. Bring them
on!" Open Mic UK
"I said to Ricky "if we don't win we
can take so much away from it, we have made some wicked friends, got great
feedback and lets be honest we got to perform at the O2..He said "…Ro we
are in it to win it" Rosanna,
Ricky And The Hats
"Love the female vocalist and her facial
expressions. A great dynamic performance. Can't fault you! It felt really
"Can we just say a massive thank you to
all friends, family, fans and Open Mic UK for an amazing experience. What
a great vibe. We got dirty didn't we IndigO2!!" Ricky,
Ricky And The Hats
"Excellent chemistry, exciting, enjoyable
and infectious"Open Mic UK Judges.
"Not long now till The Hats take
over!" Dan Littlechild- Acoustic Valium Project.
"A great artist must have all of these
qualities and the honesty in their performance will make their musical ability
and their individuality stand out. I found the best acts on the day were
confident (well if they were nervous they didn't show it) they knew their songs
inside out and they were proud of their sound. They weren't copying anyone
else, they were just being themselves and they knew how to impress an audience. Ricky and the Hats were a classic
example of this." Ridley Barbet
Ricky And The Hats want to say a massive thank
you for the support from friends, family and fans.